VTAW defeated Air Asia Thailand
Australia defeated Air Asia Thailand in 3 sets 25:21, 25:23, 25:23 after a sluggish start. The girls are now qualified for the play off for 5th place at 4pm local time (8pm AEST) Sunday the 26th of February.
AUS Starting Line-up: Sloane, Skipper, Jensen, Day, Orchard (c), Godfrey, Choat (libero)
Substitutes: Frostick, Smith, McKinnon, Hand
Thailand with a strong start, hitting well off Aussie blocks. Timeout Australia 1-6. Technical timeout 2-8. Hand on for Sloane. Winner from Orchard 3-10. Frostick on for Skipper. A good rally goes Thailands way with the ball just long from Frostick on attack, 4-14. Aussies getting some momentum with winners from Day and Orchard 9-16. Strong block from Jensen. Backcourt roll shot winner from Frostick 13-16. Aussies get the lead 19-18. Good work from Godfrey 20-18. Serve long from Thailand 23-20. Australia wins the first set 25-21.
An even start to the second set, 6-6. A service ace from Orchard and the Aussies lead into the first technical timeout 8-6. A couple of errors by the Aussies but then they find their mojo again, 12-9. Smith on for Frostick in the front court. Great line winner from position four by Day, 15-10. Thailand trying to bridge the gap. Good offensive play by Australia. Timeout Thailand 19-13. A quick attack from Godfrey just out; and Australia call a timeout 19-16. Service errors and winners from both teams 23-22. Aussies win a close set 25-23.
A good start from Australia 3-0. Sloane on for Hand. Aussies have slender lead at the first technical timeout 8-6. Thailand level it up, 9-9. Australia trying to establish some rhythm, as Hand is brought on for Sloane. Thailand with a tip winner. Timeout Australia 11-14. Jensen hits a winner from the middle and then an error from Thailand. Technical timeout with Australia trailing, 14-16. Hand tips on the second touch for a winner, but Thailand maintain their advantage 17-20. Timeout Australia 17-21. Good defense by Australia sets Day up for an attack winner. Timeout thailand 20-22. Smith on for Frostick. Winner from Smith then Jensen to level the scores at 22-22. Set point to Australia after a good transition play. Aussies win the third set 25-23.
Australia was sluggish at the start. However, good setting from Hand and strong blocking from Godfrey helped bridge a 10 point gap at 4-14 and eventually won the first set 25-21. From then on Australia was in command as Thailand made numerous errors due to great pressure from the Australians on serve and block.
Serving: 6 aces, 3 errors – Jensen and Orchard 2 aces each
Passing: 2.07 (56% perfect) – Orchard 2.3 (50% perfect), Choat 2.12 (58% perfect), Frostick 2.14 (64% perfect)
Blocking: 14 kills
Spiking: 36 kills, 14 errors (26%ke) – Day 8k/1e/54%ke, Godfrey 8k/3e/39%ke, Jensen 6k/2e/31%ke